October 08, 2022

Seasonal Storms, Your Trees, And Crane Tree Removal Service | Dallas, TX

Here in Dallas, TX, the weather can take a toll on your trees. Drought conditions during some seasons can impact the health of your property’s trees. At other times, powerful seasonal storms can severely damage your trees–even to the point that crane tree removal service becomes necessary. S&P Tree Service is a leading tree removal and tree care contractor that specializes in crane tree removal. Not all damage caused by heavy rains and strong winds can cause your trees permanent damage, but when they do, our trained arborists and tree removal technicians can help in a number of ways.

Powerful Winds

As seasonal storm systems move across northern Texas, they can send powerful winds through Dallas. Even without accompanying rain, strong winds can seriously damage trees, especially if your tree is already in poor health. Winds can cause weak tree limbs to crack and break off where they can fall onto your house, garage, car, fence, or other property features. In the worst cases, they can even injure someone or a pet.

While you can’t stop powerful wind storms from arriving in town, you can invite S&P Tree Service to your home or commercial business to inspect your trees. A dead or dying tree may need crane tree removal service. Otherwise, it’s a substantial property risk and liability. A windstorm can knock away large limbs or even knock the entire tree down. Dead trees are at increased risk for this type of property catastrophe. If the tree is large, crane tree removal service is often the best solution; however, traditional felling methods may be appropriate if the tree is small or not located in a congested area of your property.

On the other hand, tree felling or crane tree removal service may not be needed. Some trees simply need to be pruned. Our trained arborists will inspect your tree to recommend which limbs need pruning or trimming to prepare them for storm season.

Heavy Rainfall

Dallas, TX, is not immune to flooding as residents are well aware. Heavy rainfall and flooding conditions can spell serious doom for some trees. In fact, even a healthy tree can become so severely damaged by flooding conditions that it will need to be removed. Too much rain or flooding can leave the ground where your trees unplanted unstable. If the weather causes your tree to lean, there may be no saving it–especially if its roots fall victim to root rot, which can be caused by flooding or too much rainfall.

If a storm causes your tree to lean precariously, you may need emergency crane tree removal service. A slight lean may be corrected, but much depends on the health of the tree in question. That’s why it’s important to let our arborists inspect your tree in the event it develops a lean. There are methods of correcting the issue when it’s minor.

Even so, root rot may not set in right away. After flood water recedes, your tree may appear perfectly normal. A lean might be corrected. Or, you might not see any damage on the tree–at least above ground. Root rot is a dire fungal infection that can cause your tree to die. However, as it sickens your tree, the tree can become unstable and require crane tree removal service to ensure the safety of your property. If you’ve experienced any flooding, be sure to monitor your trees afterward even if they seem healthy after recent storms. You can call S&P Tree Service to inspect your trees periodically to ensure they’re in good health.


Strong storms often bring lightning to town. After a particularly bad storm with lots of lightning, it’s not uncommon to notice that many trees have been struck by lightning. Lightning strikes can damage parts of the tree or kill the tree outright. A tree that has been damaged by lightning should be inspected by an arborist. Depending on the damage it has sustained, it may need immediate crane tree removal service.

Storm Aftermath

After storms pass, you’ll want to evaluate your property’s trees carefully. As you clean up falling debris like small branches and twigs, visually inspect your for signs of major damage such as a lightning strike or tree limbs that are cracked but haven’t fallen yet. Large, heavy limbs in danger of falling may require crane tree removal service to bring them down safely before the next storm comes along to knock them onto your roof or powerlines.

Pre-Storm Preparation

Late summer and fall can bring some especially bad weather to Texas. It’s a good idea to prepare your landscape for the inevitable storms to come. Any limbs that are in danger of falling because they’re cracked or damaged should be removed as soon as possible. If you have a tree that’s dead or dying, it should be removed. If you aren’t sure about its health, let our service send a skilled arborist to inspect it. If it has a disease or is infested with pests, it might be saved if caught early enough. However, if the tree is beyond hope, it’s best to remove it. At that point, it’s no longer an asset to your property but, rather, a liability. Plus, its disease and pests can spread to other trees, so the sooner you remove it, the better.

If you live in Dallas, TX, and need a tree inspection or crane tree removal service either before, during, or after storm season, contact S&P Tree Service. Our technicians are highly trained and always prioritize safety. We bring all the equipment needed to efficiently remove trees. We also perform stump grinding. Our company serves both residential and commercial property owners in and near Dallas. Call us to learn more about our tree care solutions.

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